There is a fantastic choice of Bacalar Airbnb villas for your trip to this beautiful part of Mexico.
Bacalar Quintana Roo Mexico is a perfect destination for travellers looking for a slice of paradise. The town is located near the Mexico Belize border and is best known for its idyllic ‘lake of seven colours’ Lake Bacalar (also called Laguna Bacalar).
The colourful, warm, alkaline waters of Bacalar Lagoon create a perfect blend for shallow swimming, snorkelling and gentle watersports such as stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. Plus, you get to indulge in a wide variety of fresh seafood. Visitors can also swim in picturesque cenotes on the western shores of the lake, including Cenote Negro, Cenote Azul and the gorgeous Cenote Cocalitos.
Visitors to Bacalar Quintana Roo can choose from a wide range of accommodation, including private villas, waterfront thatched roof bungalows or good quality Bacalar hotels. If you are wondering where to stay in Bacalar, the following sections will help you find the perfect Bacalar accommodation for your trip.
The following sections review the best Airbnb-style properties in Bacalar. The buttons link to accommodation aggregator websites such as Airbnb, Booking & Vrbo. My personal favourite is Booking because you don’t have to pay upfront and normally can cancel prior to the trip when your plans change. Booking also disallows hosts to cancel your booking, something that can be a real issue on other websites.
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TOP PICK Of Bacalar Airbnb Villas
LAGOON FRONT HUT
Boasting an overwater location, elegant decor and free kayaks & bike use, this property is an ideal place for a memorable stay at Bacalar Lagoon.
Summary of the Best Bacalar Bungalows & Villas
|Villa Bianca Bacalar||$$$$||Waterfront, 1.6 km from centre|
|Villa Marilu B&B||$$$||Waterfront, 3 km from centre|
|Khaban Bacalar||$$$||10 km from the centre of Bacalar|
|Casa de Descanso||$$$||2 km from the centre of Bacalar|
|Lagoon Front Hut||$$$||Waterfront, 3 km from centre|
|Private Bungalow @ Bacalar 7 Colors Lagoon||$$||Waterfront, 1.7 km from centre|
|Lagoon Special Suite||$$||Waterfront, 1.2 km from centre|
|Casa Tarimoro||$$||Waterfront, 3 km from centre|
|Cabana Sofia||$$$||Waterfront, 5.5 km from centre|
|Hotel Rancho Encantado||$$$||Waterfront, 5 km from centre|
|Bleibe- Quedate!||$$||Waterfront, 9 km from centre|
|Villas Ecotucan||$||Waterfront, 9 km from centre|
|Villas Karalv||$||Waterfront, 3 km from centre|
|Habitacion Doble Cerca de la Laguna||$||1 km from the centre of Bacalar|
|Hotel Bacalar Magico||$||1 km from the centre of Bacalar|
Luxury Airbnb Bacalar Villas
Renting one of the many Bacalar Airbnb villas on offer ensures privacy and space for visitors to Bacalar Mexico. Accommodation options vary between lakeside villas, rental houses in the town centre or more remote, peaceful locations. The following section has recommendations for Bacalar villas for each of these options.
#1 Villa Bianca Bacalar – Best Airbnb Bacalar Villa for Space and Lake Views.
A private and spacious luxury villa for visitors seeking a tranquil getaway.
Location | This private Bacalar house rental is five kilometres from Bacalar centro and 32 kilometres from Chetumal International Airport.
Facilities | This secluded air-conditioned house has stunning lake views. The house offers two bedrooms, free WiFi, a huge living and dining room with a flat-screen tv and a well-equipped kitchen. It has a private terrace and a tranquil garden with direct access to Bacalar Lake. There is free parking on site.
Rooms | Rooms are light and airy with a white colour scheme. Each room has a double or extra large double bed and a ceiling fan and can sleep between five and eight people.
#2 Villa Marilu B&B – Best Bacalar Airbnb for Couples.
This exclusive guesthouse on the shores of Lake Bacalar offers a personal, homely feel.
Location | Chetumal International airport is 19 kilometres by car from Villa Marilu. There are several cafes and restaurants within one kilometre of the villa.
Facilities | Villa Marilu has a private garden and beach area with direct lake access. Guests have access to free WiFi and a common area with books and board games. Professional massages, kayaks and boat hire is available on-site.
Rooms | The four rooms are simply but tastefully furnished and make the most of the lake views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room has its own terrace with chairs and a hammock. Breakfast is included in room prices.
#3 Khaban Bacalar – Best for a Relaxing & Secluded Stay.
Khaban Bacalar is an attractive, 4-star hotel that feels like an Airbnb offering a tranquil stay away from the bustle of Bacalar town.
Location | This boutique Bacalar hotel is 26 kilometres from Chetumal airport. It is situated on the lakeside in a quiet, leafy residential area. You will need a car to reach the nearest restaurants and shops.
Facilities | This is a gorgeous hotel consisting of thatched roof buildings set around a central outdoor swimming pool. The hotel has its own on-site restaurant, free parking for guests, free Wifi, a terrace and direct lake access.
Rooms | Each ensuite room has air conditioning and a balcony offering lake views. Some rooms have a kitchenette with cooking facilities. Rooms are elegantly decorated with blue and green accents to mirror the lakeside setting. Bed linen is included in the price, and family rooms are also available here.
#4 Casa de Descanso – Bacalar Airbnb – Style House With Pool.
This private, gated house has its own outdoor swimming pool.
Location | This Bacalar villa is 36 kilometres from the nearest international airport. It is situated on the outskirts of Bacalar town but is within walking distance of both the town centre and the lake.
Facilities | Casa de Descanso has air conditioning, free WiFi and on-site parking. It has two bedrooms, a spacious outdoor living and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. A big bonus of staying at Casa de Descanso is the outdoor pool.
Rooms | The wood floor rooms have double and twin beds and can sleep up to 7 people.
Best Airbnb Bacalar Overwater Bungalows
Staying in an overwater bungalow in any location is special, but staying in Bacalar overwater bungalow is even more unique. The changing colours of the beautiful Lagoon Bacalar throughout the day, plus the chance to watch incredible sunrises and sunsets, will make for a memorable stay.
#5 Lagoon Front Hut – Best Bacalar Airbnb for Tranquillity.
This picture-perfect private overwater bungalow offers comfort as well as privacy for your Bacalar vacation. It is one of the most idyllic Bacalar bungalows available to rent.
Location | Lagoon Front Hut is a secluded rental on the shores of Lake Bacalar. There are a few cafes and restaurants within a ten-minute walk.
Facilities | This property offers daily housekeeping services, free parking and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of bikes and kayaks.
Rooms | The air-conditioned bungalow features a bedroom, a separate bathroom with dual sinks and a shower, plus a living area. The wood floor, thatched roof bungalow is tastefully furnished in brown tones with artwork on the walls. The bungalow has an overwater terrace for guests to savour a sunrise or sunset.
#6 Private Bungalow @ Bacalar 7 Colors Lagoon – Best Rustic Bacalar Airbnb Bungalow.
This lakeside stone bungalow with a thatched roof is perfect for anyone who likes to stargaze.
Location | Chetumal International airport is 21 kilometres by car, and there are several restaurants and cafes within a twenty-minute walk. There is a shop opposite the bungalow.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and relaxation areas on over-water pontoons. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are free to use for guests.
Rooms | The air-conditioned private bungalow has one bedroom, a bathroom and a living room and an outdoor terrace with hammocks. The bungalow is just inches from the waterfront, and the bungalow makes the most of its position with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Bacalar Mexico bungalows don’t get more idyllic than this!
#7 Lagoon Special Suite – Best for Watersports Enthusiasts.
A friendly hotel in a convenient location and ideal for people who like active holidays.
Location | Lagoon Special is close to Bacalar town and is eight kilometres from Cenote Azul. There are lots of cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Facilities | There is a private pier, garden and terrace for guests to enjoy. Guests can enjoy complimentary hire of stand-up paddle boarding, kayaks and bike hire. There is also secure indoor parking available.
Rooms | The large air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished with an extra large double bed and a seating area. Each room has stunning views of the lake and offers a fridge and coffee machine.
More Waterfront Bacalar Bungalows
A trip to Bacalar Lagoon Mexico is all about the lake, so it makes sense to stay as close to the lake as possible. The following section includes the best waterfront bungalows and hotels in Bacalar Lagoon.
#8 Casa Tarimoro – Best for Groups and Families Seeking Space and Privacy.
Spacious accommodation coupled with a huge garden and direct lake access? You will get all of this at Casa Tarimoro. Casa Tarimoro is also one of the best Bacalar Airbnb villas for families and larger groups.
Location | This beautiful property is three kilometres from Bacalar centro and four kilometres from Calderita.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a huge garden with children’s play equipment and a private beach area. Free-to-use kayaks are available.
Rooms | The spacious waterfront villa consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms, a terrace and a balcony. There is a flat screen cable tv in the living area and a large, well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. The property can sleep up to seven people comfortably.
#9 Cabana Sofia – Best Airbnb in Bacalar for Charm and Privacy.
A spacious studio bungalow with fantastic views over Laguna Bacalar.
Location | This gorgeous elevated cottage is four kilometres from Bacalar town and 40 kilometres from Chetumal airport.
Facilities | Cabaña Sofía is a self-contained, air-conditioned holiday home and one of the best Bacalar vacation rentals you will find for a mid-range price. It features one bedroom and bathroom, and the price includes bed linen and towels. There is free WiFi, a pretty garden and on-site parking. Guests have their own private pier with swings over the lagoon.
Rooms | The high ceiling, thatched roof cottage is open plan and features a bedroom, bathroom and well-equipped kitchen (including a rare full oven). There is a living area with a TV and a terrace.
#10 Hotel Rancho Encantado – Best Bacalar Bungalows for Romantic Getaways.
For facilities and space, this is one of the best hotels in Bacalar Mexico.
Location | Hotel Rancho has a convenient location in Bacalar town centre and is just 15 minutes by car from Chetumal airport. There are lots of cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Facilities | There is a restaurant serving Mexican and international cuisine, a garden and a plunge pool. An on-site wellness centre offers yoga classes, massages and spa treatments. The hotel provides a paid airport shuttle and will help to arrange tours. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, kayaks, a hot tub and a private jetty.
Rooms | The immaculate bungalows may look rustic with their thatched roofs and wooden decking, but inside they are up-to-date and beautifully decorated. Tiled floors and thoughtfully colour-coordinated soft furnishings and artwork create a cosy, luxurious vibe. Bungalow rooms feature a coffee maker, mini bar and an ensuite bathroom. Some bungalows offer lake views. This is the top hotel Bacalar has to offer couples seeking a romantic break.
#11 Bleibe- Quedate! – Best for Off-grid Adventures
This is the perfect Laguna Bacalar accommodation to get off-grid and disconnect from the world. There is no electricity in this bungalow except for solar panels, so there will be no temptation to work or check in on social media.
Location | This waterfront bungalow is four kilometres from the popular tourist attraction Rancho Bacalar and 24 kilometres from Chetumal airport. A car is required to visit nearby cafes and restaurants.
Facilities | Bleibe – Quedate has a pretty garden with a barbecue, a private beach area, parking and free WiFi. It also offers a paid airport shuttle. Guests can enjoy their own private pontoon with chairs and hammocks provided.
Rooms | This private, air-conditioned holiday home features one large open-plan bedroom and living area. It has a kitchenette and a bathroom. Towels and bed linen are included in the rental price, and the bungalow can sleep up to four people.
Budget Bacalar Airbnb Style Villas
Searching for Bacalar places to stay when you are on a budget is not an easy task. The following section will help you find affordable Bacalar lodging for your budget.
#12 Villas Ecotucan – Best Airbnb Bacalar Mx for Sustainable Travellers.
A solar-powered, rustic hotel for eco-minded visitors who like to be surrounded by nature. Of all the Bacalar villas, Ecotucan stands out as a unique place to stay.
Location | Villas Ecotucan sits in a quiet location on the edge of Bacalar Lagoon, five kilometres from the centre of Bacalar. Restaurants and cafes are a short five-kilometre drive or a healthy walk away.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a private jetty, free WiFi in communal areas and a library. The hotel offers excursions such as bird watching or jungle hikes, as well as free-to-use kayaks.
Rooms | The rooms (called cabañas) are one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The well-maintained rooms have tiled floors, a large bed and a small seating area. They can sleep up to four people. A highly-rated breakfast is included in the room price. Each cabaña has a garden or forest view terrace. This hotel is one of the most unique hotels Bacalar Lagoon has to offer.
#13 Villas Karalv – Best of Bacalar Hotels for Budget-conscious Travellers.
Villas Karaly provides good facilities that are excellent value for money.
Location | This pet-friendly hotel is located in a quiet spot, three kilometres from Bacalar and seven kilometres from Calderita. Restaurants and cafes are a couple of kilometres walk.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy free WiFI, a pretty tropical garden, a private beach area with an overwater pier and a swimming pool.
Rooms | Air-conditioned rooms feature a seating area, tv, patio, ensuite bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. The rooms are clean, bright and airy.
#14 Habitacion Doble Cerca de la Laguna – Best Bacalar Mexico Accommodation for Small Budgets.
This VRBO Bacalar Mexico property offers value for money in a convenient central location.
Location | Situated in Bacalar town centre, Habitacion Doble is 100 metres on foot on Laguna Bacalar.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy free WiFi and parking on site.
Rooms | The air-conditioned rooms are simply but comfortably furnished and feature an ensuite and a terrace. Rooms sleep up to four people in two double beds.
#15 Hotel Bacalar Magico – Best for Central Location.
This Bacalar Laguna hotel is good for solo travellers, couples or groups looking for a cheap stay.
Location | The hotel is on the southern edge of Bacalar town and is 100 metres from Lake Bacalar. It is within walking distance of Cenote Negro.
Facilities | Hotel Bacalar Mágico has 16 rooms plus a communal living room.
Rooms | The ensuite air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fan, cable tv and WiFi. Rooms sleep between two and six people in double beds.
Airbnb Bacalar Villas Final Word
I hope my top picks of Bacalar Mexico hotels and Bacalar Airbnb villas have helped you find the perfect accommodation for your trip to Bacalar Laguna Mexico! If you have any questions, feel free to use the section below!